THIS week's life through a lens draws May 1980 into focus while delivering a montage if memories.

Footballing legends came in the form of Lawrie McMenemy who was opening a new Dr Barnados shop and Jimmy Greaves with his book This One's On Me. Pop group The Three Degrees paid a visit to Trevor Baker at Southern Television and petanque appeared to be all the rage.

While the events in the pictures were taking place locally, here's what was unfolding nationally:

May 1

British Aerospace was privatised.

May 3

Liverpool won the Football League First Division for the 12th time.

May 5

The SAS stormed the Iranian Embassy building. killed five of the six terrorists, and freed all hostages.

May 10

West Ham United won the FA Cup for the third time with a 1–0 victoy over Arsenal.

May 28

Nottingham Forest retained the European Cup after beating Hamburger SV 1–0.